Microsoft Research Lab – Cambridge

Internships

Read about an example of internship work undertaken at MSR Cambridge

Build your skills and experience

“Here, what you contribute to a project is as important as what anyone else on the team would contribute.” Pushkar Mishra, former intern During your 12 week internship, you’ll find out what it’s like to work in an industrial research lab and learn from world-leading researchers and engineers who are invested in helping you.

Build valuable relationships

“I feel like in the future if I needed my advisors and collaborators here, I could casually drop them an email – that’s pretty cool.” Konstantinos Kamnitsas, former intern You will be an important part of a team who want you to get the best out of your internship and will take the time to help you and discuss your ideas. You can also explore other subjects and opportunities through a personal mentor, hackathons and more.

Make a difference

“The opportunity to work on projects that are technically interesting and able to impact millions of users is the best part.” Anna Thomas, former intern Our interns have the opportunity to make significant contributions to work that could go on to impact Microsoft products. Our mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more, and you can be part of that.

Have fun

“Not only do you meet many interesting people, you can enjoy the rich history of the city, outdoor activities and events.” Katja Kevic, former intern and post doc researcher We hold a number of events and activities during the Summer to enable you to get to know others while enjoying what Cambridge has to offer.

Come as you are and do what you love

“It’s a really cool mix of thinking and having fun. You’re surrounded by really smart people, who you don’t expect to be so humble and kind to you.” Nadeen Gebara, former intern Microsoft is committed to supporting people in their personal and professional growth. We value inclusiveness and diversity, and work to ensure our interns feel valued, respected and encouraged.

Competitive pay and the opportunity to build your career with Microsoft

We offer a competitive salary, an accommodation allowance, free beverages and subsidised meals. Many of our interns have gone on to get full-time positions here or at other Microsoft locations. We mostly offer internships to Masters or PhD students, but will consider Undergraduates if the opportunity fits.

How to apply

Please check back for more available internships later in the year.

Cloud Infrastructure – Computer Systems

The Cloud Infrastructure group is offering the unique opportunity to work in Cambridge for a 12-week (or longer) internship in the development of cutting-edge technologies that will underpin the next generation of cloud infrastructure. Find out more and apply >

Cloud Infrastructure – Machine Learning

The Cloud Infrastructure group is offering the unique opportunity to work in Cambridge for a 12-week (or longer) internship in the development of cutting-edge technologies that will underpin the next generation of cloud infrastructure.

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Cloud Infrastructure – Optics

The Cloud Infrastructure group is offering the unique opportunity to work in Cambridge for a 12-week (or longer) internship in the development of cutting-edge technologies that will underpin the next generation of cloud infrastructure.

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Confidential Computing

Join the Confidential Computing group in working with multiple teams on conducting pioneering research in the design of systems, hardware, and tools that guarantee strong security and privacy properties to cloud users.

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Future of Work - Calc Intelligence

The Calc Intelligence group is offering the unique opportunity to work in Cambridge for a 12-week internship to research to improve the spreadsheet experience of analysis and decision-making can be extraordinarily consequential. Today’s spreadsheets embrace collaboration, serve as databases and computational notebooks, are mobile, and encompass AI-powered interaction via natural language.

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Future of Work – Hybrid Inclusivity in Video Meetings and Media Spaces

The Microsoft Cambridge Socially Intelligent Meetings workstream is seeking an intern to explore Hybrid Inclusivity in Video Meetings and Media Spaces. This internship will involve exploring one of a number of potential issues related to hybrid inclusivity in video meetings and media spaces.

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Health Intelligence - Machine Learning

Join the Health Intelligence group in working with multiple teams dedicated to advancing Healthcare and Life Sciences with AI. Our mission is to solve these challenges following Microsoft’s AI Principles of fairness, reliability & safety, inclusiveness, privacy & security, accountability, and transparency in a multidisciplinary team. We are looking for diverse ML expertise with experience or interest in Healthcare or Life Sciences.

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Machine Intelligence - Causal Machine Learning Research

The machine intelligence group is offering the unique opportunity to work in Cambridge for a 12-week internship to work on innovative causal machine learning for impactful real-world applications in project Azua. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers and engineers in Microsoft research Cambridge, UK, and interact with researchers and engineers cross causality and machine learning group in Microsoft.

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Machine Intelligence - Deep Learning

The machine intelligence group is offering the unique opportunity to work in Cambridge for a 12-week internship to work on neural networks applicable to graph-structured data such as molecules and probabilistic deep learning: Bayesian deep learning, uncertainty quantification, and sequential decision making under uncertainty.

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Machine Intelligence - Deep Reinforcement Learning for Games

The Machine Intelligence group at Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK, is seeking exceptional intern candidates in the area of Reinforcement Learning (RL) or a related field, who are highly motivated to tackle challenges that arise in applications of RL to modern video games. Working closely with researchers from Microsoft for the duration of 12 weeks, you will advance the state of the art in this space by developing novel models and algorithms.

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Mixed Reality

The Mixed Reality & AI Lab in Cambridge is looking for Research Interns in Computer Vision, Graphics and Machine Learning, broadly defined. As an intern you will work closely with one or more mentors and have access to the latest hardware and software technology we are developing. An internship at Microsoft will not only help you advance your own career but allow you to contribute to exciting research developments in the field. Interns learn, collaborate, and network for life alongside some of the world’s best researchers and engineers.

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